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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I have Polish friends, I know what good Polish food tastes like. Unfortunately, my lunch at Stash was not so great. The pierogi filling was more of a meat paste, and the sauerkraut was almost tasteless. Were not it for a quite professional and...friendly service and interesting decor, it would be a waste of money for the meal. Perhaps diner food is better?More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first evening in Montreal, and we walked here from our hotel arriving at just before 5:00 p.m. and noticed a couple of people perusing the outdoor menu. When we tried to get in the door was locked - that was when we...realized most restaurants open at 5:00 - we were glad we arrived when we did. Make a reservation if you want to try this place! It's not very big, but we and two other couples were able to get tables right away but by 5:15 they were turning anyone who didn't have a reservation away, to return by 8:00 if they wanted. The service was excellent - everyone was so nice, and all our needs were attended to quickly. I had the Krokiety and my hubby had the Sznycel Wiedenski. Every bite was tasty and we finished everything. We shared an apple cobbler for dessert and there were no complaints about that either! We did not feel rushed at all, and enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. Good value for the money. It became the standard for the rest of the meals we ate out at for the week!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022

This was a great experience. An accomplished pianist serenaded us. We had a charming server. We had very good Polish food and a good Bulgarian wine in a very cute atmosphere in a very old building in the glorious old Montreal. Nice evening.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022

Amazing food, atmosphere and prices - service was horrible, unfortunately. Our server blamed his forgetfulness of everything we ordered on him going out the night before and being called in last minute. Not our problem. He also didn't write anything down, then he didn't add...any of our drinks to the bill? 10-12 beers. Also, we made a reservation a week before, they let a walk in take our spot - we waited at the bar for 40 minutes after. Second time being there. First time was amazing. This time, very unsatisfied seeing how the 6 of us are not from Montreal and came for this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022 via mobile

We came for lunch. Tasty homemade food, felt like eating at home. Friendly wait staff, very cool decor. The pierogies slightly on the greasy side, but tasty. We enjoyed all of the items that we got.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022

Definitely make a reservation! We are always searching for Eastern European food and this hit the spot. Our server was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022

The food is delicious, the place is quiet and pleasant and the attention of the waiter who surprisingly spoke 4 languages, I was able to practice my Greek and my Spanish. I will come back again and again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 22, 2022

Dropped in early , around 5, without a reservation and we were lucky enough to get a table. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was very good and, being Polish, a welcome variation from the other restaurants in the area. Recommended but have a reservation.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

My partner is Polish, and a great cook, so our standards were high, and this great place lived up to them! The service was the best ever, and the food was perfect! After dismal experiences everywhere all over the city in the last few days,...this was the best dining experience here. Each dish was authentically delicious and our servers were prompt and friendly. I would recommend this cute place to anyone visiting Old Montreal! Probably will go back again before we leave!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

We left after not receiving our drink order after 20 minutes. They don’t seem interested in serving Americans or people with children.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

We ate dinner here twice bc it was sooo good! Simon was our server one night and he was super nice ! The piano music both nights was nice and relaxing ! Affordable for amazing food! Highly recommend 5 stars ⭐️

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

Visited the Stash Cafe with my family for a dinner. The visit required reservation; the day before, we just came at 6:30 PM and it was full. Got seated quickly, the waiter was attentive and described food options well. We got Borsch (beets and cabbage...soup), Pierogi with mushrooms, cheese, beef and cabbage, and kielbasa (the traditional Polish sausage). Everything was very tasteful. The Borsch was very well done, not over-sweetened and came with sour cream as it should. It didn't have cabbage leaves, potato or beets pieces ( there are two types of borsch- with "hard" inclusions such as pieces of meat, cabbage, beets and potatoes and liquid only; both are legit Borsches). The Pierogi were very soft with stuffing almost dissolving in the mouth on its own. The Kielbasa was tasty and fatty. It's fried with a lot of fat; I suggest to get something like mashed potatoes with it. For the amount of food we got, the overall bill was quite low. I would come back if I'll be in Montreal next time.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

We had dinner here and had typical Polish food. The restaurant is quiet and feels like you are in Poland. Pierogies, borsch and kielbasa along with Schnitzel with Latkes my favorite

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022 via mobile

Overpriced! Very rude staff. Unforndly and unprofessional staff. We ordered a hering and you get just 1 small piece of hering on a plate . They charge so much money for a microscopic piece. When we said that the soup is not very warm the...waitress didn’t even apologised but instead took it aggressively away . Dishes are overpriced and for a polish cuisine which is normally very testy it’s very disappointing !More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

Atmosphere was quite cold and unfriendly, almost dead even. Comparable to a morgue but at least the food made up for the lack of ambience and music so I gladly give it a 4/5. Would I return again in the future? Probably.

Date of visit: July 2022
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William T
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Response from J--Harpswell | Reviewed this property |
I would think 5:30.
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Response from Teresa J | Reviewed this property |
no it won't you need at least an hour to enjoy the food and also it's very busy.
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I think the restaurant is fine for kids although I don't remember seeing a kids menu. As in the previous answers, the earlier the better.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5